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Do you know what’s in your food?

February 25, 2019
News  

The food industry often conceals the unhealthy products in its processed foods – even manipulating science to fool consumers. Now government is planning to introduce warning signs on food to help us to navigate what we are eating.

Sickened by stigma: Queer link to weight

February 22, 2019
ANA   News  

Women who are attracted to women are more at risk of obesity while gay men tend to be underweight, according to breaking research from the United Kingdom (UK) suggesting experiencing stigma is to blame.

Government to introduce warning labels on unhealthy food

February 21, 2019
News  

Packaged food that is high in salt, sugar and fat may soon have to carry warning labels, according to a top health official.

#Budget2019: Tiny increase in sugary drinks tax

February 20, 2019
News  

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has announced a marginal increase in the tax on sugary drinks during his Budget speech, mainly to “avoid an erosion in the value of the tax due to inflation”.

Small changes in diet make a big difference

February 15, 2019
News  

A lot of South African adults are so physically inactive that they are at risk of getting sick as a result of not exercising.

Bloated bodies and barren lands

February 4, 2019
Features  

What has obesity got to do with climate change? Quite a lot, according to an influential commission, which says the big food companies that make the junk food fuelling our expanding bodies are also destroying our environment– and need to be stopped.

SA’s obesity caused by big business not greedy people

January 29, 2019
News  

Malnutrition, which includes both obesity and undernutrition, is the leading cause of poor health around the world, and the culprits for the costly obesity epidemic aren’t individual couch potatoes. Instead, governments have failed to curb ‘big food’ placing everybody’s health at stake, according to a major report.